Friday, May 05, 2017

Wallowing in Favourite Shades!

Morning All
How are you doing this fine Friday?  If you're anything like me you'll be sneezing, snuffling and watery-eyed thanks to the 'joys' of hay-fever!  Moan, moan moan....
Never mind, I was definitely cheered by working on my card for Joanne's Elemental Inspiration picture challenge this week on The Daring Cardmakers - there were lots of lovely things to choose from for my three elements, but the one that chose itself was the colours - my most favourites of all, those glorious blues, turquoises  and aqua-greens.

I then chose the squares of the basic picture layout, and the butterfly as my main three elements and made this

 Here is Joanne's picture
It was interesting to see that every member of the team went with the colour palette from the picture as one of the elements this time - e could have used say wool, butterfly and feathers or perhaps a cat, bird and peeled paint background and used completely different colours- but no, we all gravitated towards the marine shades!
The mosaic background is stencilled using lots of different inks from the palette
It was trimmed down and matted on black card and then onto 
a white card blank
I used the same inks and coloured both sides of some scrap
 card to use for my butterfly
The upper, fancy layer of the butterfly was also given a coat of
Glitter Gel and Glossy Accents
Having made up the sentiment piece from black and white card, I used Washi tape to mask off a narrow border then used some of the same inks to fill in the white space. 
The Celebrate die cut (2 layers of black card) was added once the whole card was assembled
For some extra interest, I added a few scattered 'dew drops' near the butterfly to echo the pebbles and gorgeous pendant on the photo.
Stencil; Mini Mosaic Tiles (Crafters Workshop)

Butterfly Die cut (Memory Box)
Sparkle Medium  Lapis Blue (Imagination Crafts)
'Celebrate' from Celebrate Die D-Lites  Etched Dies (Spellbinders)
The Daring Cardmakers blog looks especially beautiful today, and I hope you'll head over to see.  We'd love it if you'd join in this time around too
Thank you for visiting



Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous card I do love those colours. Have a great weekend.Take care. Hugs Jackie

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautifulllll Kathy
Gr Karin

Katie Lamb said...

Love the watercolour look

Shabneez said...

Love your use of stencils Kathy - you've inspired me to use a makeshift one this week. Super card! Shabneez x

Andree said...

A gorgeous card Kathy and a beautiful butterfly. They are my favourite colours too xx

Karen Whittaker said...

Soo vibrant xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Love this card in all blues

Janet Packer said...

Love, love this. Couldn't resist joining in the challenge. x

Angelnorth said...

The colours really are gorgeous aren't they? You've put them to great use here, love it!

Jan Ltc said...

Love this xx Jan

Cathy Clowes said...

Beautiful card Kathy, really love that mosaic effect. How could we resist those beautiful colours? Cathy x

Dawn said...

Stunning. The background you made is amazing. I never though of using the layout of the inspiration picture. X